I am giddy with excitement over the whole thing - and it's barely July!! Again, I will be unbearable when the time rolls around! And now I'll step aside and let Katie have a say on her thoughts.
Who would have thought I would be in this position to go to the 2008 Romance Writers Association Conference in
I would say I am very much the same type of person on-line as I am in person. Perhaps, Christine will agree since she has met my loopy self many times before. *G* There is a part of me who may seem so confident and self-assured to most who I email and chat with, but to be honest, I am very much the type who likes to observe and keep quiet. I am so very afraid to say the wrong thing or do something that would make me a fool in someone else's eyes. Because of this, I almost didn't want to go to RWA. Why would thousand of people even care that I was there? As my imagination runs wild, I see myself hiding behind a plant, poking out my head at everything that is going on around me, or standing there is a crowd, dazed and confused with no one to turn to or be with.
All this may seem silly and I realize it is because two things happened to me this past week that changed my mind. I had the honor and the pleasure of having lunch with Sarah from the website, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. A thousand thoughts went through my head. Would I sound stupid? Would I talk too much? Why would a person like myself be interesting to the woman who co-runs one of the most popular and successful reviews and commentary websites? Well, Sarah has a way of putting a person at ease and she welcomed me with a smile and we had a wonderful lunch full of talk about books and advice she gave me about what to expect when I go to RWA. She even let me caress her Kindle. :D
Another situation was when I was at the gym. As I began to run on the treadmill, a woman who was on the treadmill next to me, began to talk with me. She had seen me around the gym and decided to chat for a few minutes. I realized that there should be no reason for this fear of not belonging or feeling left out. As Kristie told me before, authors, even the big names superstar ones put one pant leg on at a time, just like us. And you know what, it is true.
So I am announcing here and now I am so very much excited to be one of the many to be able to go to RWA. Other than SB Sarah and blogger Little Alys, I haven't met anyone face to face. I have shared wonderful emails with Jane from Dear Author and Wendy the Super Librarian. The same goes for my fellow bloggers who will be coming to
I hope to report to the best of my ability everything I will experience to those who cannot be in
So without further ado, WATCH OUT SAN FRAN AND RWA BECAUSE HERE COME KRISTIE AND KATIE!!